Two “IS militants” killed in Karachi during police encounter

KARACHI: A month after the killing of a dozen militant Islamic State group fighters in the Mastung area of Balochistan, two suspects belonging to the banned terrorist outfit were shot dead in an exchange of fire with law enforcers on the outskirts of Karachi on Monday afternoon.

The militants, who had a hideout in Shah Latif Town, were allegedly involved in the targeted killing of more than a dozen people, including a deputy superintendent of police, according to officials.

The encounter took place at around 2pm when the Shah Latif Town police acting on information conducted a targeted raid on a house in Sector 21-B of Shah Latif Town, said SHO Amanullah Marwat.

While the police had surrounded their hideout, the militants opened fire on the officials. In an ensuing exchange of gunfire, both the militants were killed.

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